As with the majority of felony theft crimes, Illinois enforces strict penalties when an individual has been charged with unlawful use of a credit card. At Miller & Pugh Law Offices, P.C., we understand the serious consequences and stigma associated with a felony conviction of credit card theft. Let us help you protect your rights and your freedom when you are facing a felony theft crime conviction.
If you suspect that you are under investigation for credit card theft, contact our firm as soon as possible. The sooner you call our Peoria identity theft attorneys at Miller & Pugh Law Offices, P.C., the faster we can begin building a strong case on your behalf.
A Felony Theft Crime Conviction Can Damage Your Record; Let Us Protect It
The unlawful use of a credit card is considered a Class 4 felony crime in Illinois. This means that if you were convicted, you could be facing up to three years in prison, probation and a $25,000 crime.
When one person uses another person's credit card without permission, the state considers it credit card theft. Lawyers C. Matthew Miller and Robert E. Pugh recognize what prosecutors challenge in cases involving the unlawful use of credit cards because they once were prosecutors themselves. Drawing from their previous experience as Peoria County prosecutors, our attorneys are able to craft purposeful defense strategies that are specifically designed to counteract those tactics used by the state.
We ask the important questions, like was an individual actually authorized to use the credit card in question? The state has to be able to prove that an individual did in fact use a credit card and did not have authorization to use it.
We urge you to seek the professional assistance of an experienced Peoria credit card theft attorney as soon as you have been arrested or suspect you may be under investigation for allegedly using a stolen credit card. Getting charged with identity theft for the unlawful use of a credit card is a serious crime and can cause lasting damage to your life.
When our clients contact us quickly, our lawyers may have the ability to minimize charges or stop formal charges from being filed by the charging attorney altogether. We have been very successful in early intervention of criminal charges in Peoria County. Our team is prepared to help you learn about your legal options and aggressively defend you every step of the way.
Contact Our Peoria Identity Theft Attorneys Today
We invite you to contact Miller & Pugh Law Offices, P.C., at 309-265-0816, or e-mail us when you need effective and aggressive legal representation in your criminal case. We offer free initial consultations, as well as evening and weekend appointments. We can meet with you in our Peoria law office, at a location of your choosing or, if necessary, at the jail. Our firm accepts all major credit cards, cash and checks.